The Infamous Rosalie by Évelyne Trouillot

The Infamous Rosalie

Évelyne Trouillot with Marjorie Attignol Salvodon (Translator)

fiction historical emotional reflective sad medium-paced

132 pages | first published 2003

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Lisette, a Saint-Domingue-born Creole slave and daughter of an African-born bossale, has inherited not only the condition of slavery but the traumatic memory of the Middle Passage as well. The stories told to her by her grandmother and godmother, ...
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Summary of 25 reviews


emotional 83%
sad 66%
tense 66%
dark 50%
informative 50%
mysterious 33%
hopeful 16%
inspiring 16%
reflective 16%


slow 33%
medium 33%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Character: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 40% | N/A: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 60% | No: 40%

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